Written on: 02/01/2012
This machine is not a genuine Mountfield. It is manufactured by BandQ under license, although it does not say that anywhere on the packaging. I found out as the bag connector broke (it is very flimsy). A call to Mountfield said that they did not support spares for this item as it was not manufactured by them but by B&Q. I felt defrauded by this. I bought the machine on the back of Mountfield's quality reputation. I would not have bought a B&Q made machine if I had known. Although spare... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2011 by Bridgemate (1 review written)
Bought from B&Q May 2011 for £60. Blower and vac very good. However, bag a disappointment. First it is small and capacity lower than expected for the size of machine. Second, I found it very difficult to get the bag on and off. Third, despite only using it to pick up leaves from my drive, I was covered in dust. Finally, after putting it on the second time, the plastic fixture on the bag broke so it would no longer fit onto the machine. In hindsight, it would have been helpful to know the... (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2010
Bought this from loacal B&Q for just £25 on offer. Thought I could take it back if no good but pleasantly surprised. Very powerful 2800 watt vacuum blower. I use it for getting leaves off pebbles and gravels. Sucks the leaves up without the gravel. Did not want to pay much for something only used 5 or 6 times a year.
Pro - cheap and efficient, I use it on its lowest power and works fine. Bag is easy to empty. Will dismantle for storage if needed.
Con - very noisy on high power, ear... (read more)
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